Both Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley were at the game yesterday and they were seen to be in good spirits and smiling, but that was when Newcastle were 1-0 up, and we didn’t get any shots of them when we were 3-2 down towards the end of the game, which was a shocking result for Newcastle.
Loic Remy yesterday – scored two good goals
And it seems that Joe is now Newcastle’s chief executive at the club, and he said things in the program notes yesterday about the summer transfer window:
“It was very frustrating that we did not add at least another signing to the squad in the recent window, but it was not for lack of effort.”
“It was not an easy task to improve the quality of the current squad with the financial resources at our disposal, particularly in a window in which the value of players was grossly over-inflated and the demands of agents likewise.”
“We will continue to operate in a financially responsible manner, buying only the right players for the right prices.”
The danger there is we will fall behind other clubs, if we refuse to pay out the rates for both players and agents, although it does seem that prices are inflated these days – especially for British players.
The Director of Football signed only QPR striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal in the summer, but the French striker was Newcastle’s star man yesterday with two goals in the first half, but that wasn’t enough as we let in three goals at home to a newly promoted side and lost 3-2.
And we think the woeful defending on display by Newcastle yesterday will have Alan Pardew look at some of the defenders he has available, and we expect both Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett to start the home game on Wednesday night against Leeds United in the Capital One Cup.
It would not be good to lose that game, since that competition offers us the best chance to win something this season.
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